I finished couch to 5k on 12th May and have been running on since then. Took some downtime from posting on here but wanted to say hi to everyone and confirm that I’m still out there running.
Since May, I have kept up the runs, running 3 times a week (with a little break to let my hip settle as the mileage increased). And a few milestones have been passed since the end of C25K:
- Knocked more than 4 minutes off my 5km PB
- Have run 8km in less than an hour
- Most importantly, kept going
So for everyone at the start or in the middle of your 5km/ 30 minute journey, just know that you can do this.
On 10th March I did week 1 run 1 and had to go to bed for a sleep immediately afterwards. I was absolutely demolished by the running sections. Today I did a continuous, somewhat hilly, windy 5km at the coast and got my best time on it.
You’ll get fitter and you’ll hit milestones you never thought you could do.
You’re stronger than you know.
The plan is amazing and you’re just starting on a whole new life. Sometimes it’s not easy but it’s always worth it.
Please trust the process.
You’ve got this.